Samsung is expected to unveil its first 200MP smartphone camera sensor towards the end of 2021. As of yet, there is no evidence to suggest that this sensor will be used in a consumer product. This sensor will purportedly debut in a future flagship smartphone, such as the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, in 2023, according to South Korean website ETNews. ETNews reports that the 200MP sensor is nearing completion.
Despite the amazing specs of the Samsung ISOCELL HP1, it has been stated that Samsung Electronics Mobile Communications and Electro-Mechanics is close to finishing an improved version, which is being named the ISOCELL HP3. We don’t know yet what the new ISOCELL HP3 will provide in terms of improvements. With its 200-megapixel-sensor, the Galaxy S7 Edge will be the largest smartphone camera ever. The company’s mobile division will be responsible for 30% of the manufacturing, while the Electro-Mechanics division will be responsible for 70% of the work.
In 2020, Samsung launched its Galaxy S20 Ultra with a 108MP camera sensor. The same sensor will be used in the Galaxy S21 Ultra. However, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will feature a sensor with a resolution of 108 MP, just like the Galaxy S22. Even though Samsung is way ahead of its competitors when it comes to megapixels, the company might decide to increase the number even more in 2023. If Apple decides to use the rumoured 200MP sensor, it could revitalize the camera equipment for its flagship series.
The new ISOCELL HP3 has not been unveiled yet, so we do not know which smartphone it will debut on. However, if the release date is any indicator, we might expect it to be released with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. It is important to keep in mind that rumours might change at any time. A deeper understanding of Samsung’s long-term goals should become available in the coming months.